In December I will be travelling from the UK to Thailand, it will be both mine and my spouses first holiday abroad (I have travelled for business previously). We purchased suitcases a couple of weekends ago, both for checked and cabin baggage. I have no concerns about the checked baggage as I am fairly confident this is pretty straight forward, however reviewing a few websites I am confused as to whether the cases I have bought to use for cabin stowage are inappropriate.
According to the official site for emirates the cabin baggage sections states
You may board with one piece of carry-on baggage, subject to the following size and weight limitations: Handbag: 55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm (22" x 15" x 8")
and then later
Please note that rolling bags with built-in wheels and retractable handles will be permitted as cabin baggage only if the total dimensions (length, width and height) add up to less than 114 cm (45"45 inches). The larger, overnight models of this type of bag will not be permitted in the cabin.
Both cases fit withing the
55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm (22" x 15" x 8") stated dimensions, including the wheels on the bottom. The only points I am concerned about are the fact it refers to everything as a "bag" or "handbag" - neither terms are what I would used to describe this type of luggage, and the fact it (rather ambiguously in my interpretation) states
The larger, overnight models of this type of bag will not be permitted in the cabin.. I am not sure if this is referring to this particular style of case, which I have heard described as an "overnight case" but I unsure if this is based on the design or the size, regardless of its dimensions?
Basically, I just need to know if the style of case pictured above that falls within the
55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm (22" x 15" x 8") size limit is appropriate to be used as cabin baggage on an Emirates economy flight, or if I need to purchase something closer to a "duffel bag"?